Year 6 Transition

Welcome to all Year 6 pupils and their parents!

Letter to parents – 17/05/2020

Transferring from Primary to Secondary School can be an unsettling time for both pupils and their families.  In these unprecedented times I’m sure that feeling is magnified.

I hope that the documents, videos and information we have provided will give you all the opportunity to feel confident about changing schools, and to look forward to a new start in September. We can’t wait to welcome you properly to our lovely school.

In the meantime if you have any questions or concerns you’d like to raise then please do not hesitate to contact me at 

Ms H. Dalton

Assistant Vice Principal

Year 6 Welcome Assembly

Virtual Tour

Your chance to check out our school before you start in September.

Year 6 Performing Arts Challenge

We are really excited about meeting you in September.

We’ve come together to create some challenges to get you ready for your secondary school experience. Check out the video below and get involved!

Submit your challenge videos to Ms Thomas –

Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions and answers were generated by a group of parents and carers based on their experience of the various systems and processes at UAE. We hope you find them useful. 

Where can we purchase uniform? White Hall Clothiers supplies our uniform and they are now open by appointment only – it is on Simplybook and can be found here   

There are discount vouchers below for White Hall Clothiers as you will need to purchase a Tie and Blazer or Cardigan from them.  Trousers, skirts, white shirts can all be purchased from any uniform supplier. 

Is there a system for lost property? Lost property is held at Student Services reception in the retained building. Students can check before, during or after school every day. Please contact your Head of Year for assistance if required.
Who do I contact with questions regarding school issues concerning my child? Your child’s tutor is the first point of call and then the head of year. Our Year 7 Head of Year remains in post each year so they are extremely experienced with this year group.
How can I contact my child’s teachers?
Parents can contact teachers via email.
Where can I find out about what is going on in school?
Parents can read the newsletter on the school website or follow us on twitter.
Will my child have a locker?
All students are offered a locker in year 7.
Where can I find a list of school journeys and events?
Trips and visits largely take place during Day 10 (which falls on Tuesday Week A for Year 7). You will receive a text a few days before your child is due to go on a visit and you’re welcome to speak to  Mr Jackson (Day 10 Coordinator)
When is the Duke of Edinburgh Award offered to students?
Duke of Edinburgh Award is available for year 10 students and they will receive all information at the start of year 10.
What extra curricular opportunities are available for students at UAE?
There are many fantastic opportunities available to students at UAE. Students are told about opportunities in a variety of forms, in tutor time, assemblies and from subject teachers. Enrichment is offered between 3.30pm – 5pm on Monday – Thursday and timetables are published on our website.
Are parents allowed to use the car park?
The car park is extremely small and is therefore for staff use only.
How can I help my child to be organised?
Encourage your child to pack their school bag the night before.
How can I help monitor my child’s home learning?All parents have access to Google Classroom which allows them to monitor Home Learning. A letter with login information for Google Classroom is sent at the beginning of the year and you can always organise a tutorial with one of our staff via your Head of Year.
How can I get a note to one of my child’s teachers?
It is best to email them directly.
How do I pay for a school journey or event?
We try to ensure that all trips and events are completely free. If for any reason we need to charge a small amount we will use ParentPay. 
How can I make sure my child is eating healthily whilst at school?
Parents can use their ParentPay login to see what their child has purchased during lunchtime. At breakfast students are offered porridge, at breaktime a variety of fruit is available to all students free of charge. 

What time does school start?
UAE opens to students at 7.45am. All students must be on site by 8.15am. Registration begins at 8.30am which gives students an opportunity to have some breakfast in our restaurant and use their locker. Lessons begin at 9.00am.

What time does school finish?
The school day ends at 3.40pm, however we run free after school enrichment clubs, including Homework club Monday – Thursday from 3.45 – 5.00pm and students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Which parts of Uniform are compulsory?
Please see our Key information booklet below. This details the Uniform requirements.

When will my child start at UAE?
We are currently awaiting advice from the government as to how we can open to all our students. Once we have this information we will write to you advising when Year 7s will start.

If you have any further  questions not answered here, please feel free to email Ms Dalton (Head of Year 7) 

The following forms have been sent in the post, but you may find it easier to complete online and email back to

Please note that the Southwark Clothing Allowance should be sent to Southwark as advised on the form.